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Don't forget the Crowthorne Traders' Association Poster Competition.


Design a poster to advertise the Late Night Christmas Shopping event in Crowthorne on Friday 6th December. The shops stay open until 8pm!


Draw a Christmas themed poster on A4 paper with the date and time for the shopping event. Put your name, age and school on the back of the poster and return it to the office by Friday 15th November.


Welcome to Year 4!

In year 4 our teacher is Miss Beresford and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Vass.


I hope you had a lovely summer and are looking forward to the term ahead. Below is a brief description of what we will be covering this term.



This term in Maths we will be revisiting mental and written methods for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). This will include comparing and ordering numbers, learning multiplication and division facts for the times tables and using expanded and compact methods for addition and subtraction. We will also be finding fractions of amounts, telling and writing the time and using different units of measure for measuring length.


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In English we will be looking at stories set in imaginary worlds using the text ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’ before moving on to explanation texts where we design our own contraptions and explain how they work. We will then look at a range of playscripts before writing our own.



Our first science topic involves finding out about solids and liquids. By the end of the topic the children will be able to identify whether something is a solid or liquid by understanding their properties. We will then move on to learning about sound; how sounds are created and how sounds can be changed.


Foundation subjects

In Computing we create a virtual world using the programme 'Toca builder' before creating some blogs as a class using ‘Edmodo’. In History we study the Vikings; who they were, what they did and why they came to the UK. In Geography we find out about significant lines of latitude and longitude, in DT we design and make a miniature chair for a specific character and in P.E we begin the year with Hockey and Orienteering. In French, we begin by revising greetings and phrases about ourselves before learning vocabulary to describe the weather. R.E we look at the religion of Islam and our PSHE topics are 'New Beginnings' and 'Getting on and falling out'. We also have weekly Philosophy for children (P4C) lessons which involves having an open discussion about a specific question. 



Useful Information


Our P.E days are Mondays and Wednesdays. P.E kits should always be in school on these days. During the colder months we encourage the children to bring tracksuit bottoms and a jumper.


Reading books should be handed in every Monday morning along with their Reading Record even if your child has not finished their book. The children's books are changed on Mondays and Fridays, times tables and spellings are given out on Thursdays and the children are tested on them the following Thursday. 


Key dates


Year 4 Curriculum Overview